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International Welsh Poetry Competition 2016

Calling all poets amongst our readers. Check out the Welsh Poetry Competition website. The contest was set up by Ponty poet & writer Dave Lewis in 2007. Officially launched on St David’s Day @ Clwb-Y-Bont, Pontypridd, 2007 the aim is to encourage and foster the wealth of creative writing talent that we know exists...

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Welsh Rugby Is Dying

Wales did well in the RWC 2015. Well, they lost anyway. Wales did well in the last 6 Nations too – we came 3rd. Regional rugby is going swimmingly well too. Yep, I’m kidding of course. A Welsh team has never won the European Cup, Beddau 2nds get more fans turning...

Ponty Lido Open! 1

Ponty Lido Open!

Well, the waiting is over. Over 35 years of waiting in fact… and I’ve finally been for a swim in the new swimming pool in Ponty Park. It was August, it was freezing cold and it was raining but I must say I was impressed. The actual pool is much...

Ponty Bands Success 0

Ponty Bands Success

Two of Ponty’s best new bands, Climbing Trees and Peasants King have been successful in their bid for a bursary from the Launchpad fund, created as part of the BBC Wales and Arts Council of Wales’ Horizons scheme to develop new contemporary music in Wales. Both bands will receive up...

Positively Ponty 0

Positively Ponty

Aim Promoting Pontypridd’s heritage, culture, art, literature, music, economy, crafts, tourism, and its people’s health, education and social well-being. About Positively Ponty is a volunteer led community group formed in April 2012 to promote Pontypridd locally, nationally and internationally. We believe that we could attract tourists and engage residents, if...

Pontypridd to waste even more millions! 0

Pontypridd to waste even more millions!

Pontypridd town centre is set to waste yet another £5.98m of Welsh Government cash. They take the Muni Arts Centre from us but try to keep us quiet by offering cash for the YMCA building. Some money will go to build social and affordable housing above shops on main commercial...